Unlockd x Kapital DAO: funding guild operations and pioneering NFT tech.
Unlockd, the decentralized, cross-chain protocol that provides NFT liquidity while keeping ownership utility, is thrilled to announce our partnership with Kapital DAO, both a gaming guild and a protocol that has the goal of onboarding the next 1 billion people into web3 gaming.
Unlockd believes in that goal, and wants to help Kapital DAO get there by partnering to support web3 gaming organizations in scaling their operations.
Kapital DAO is a leading provider of web3 gaming asset management tech, enabling full delegation and scholarship of gaming assets to sub-managers and players (including gaming assets that do not have native “scholarship” functions).
Their protocol is already live with multiple guilds scaling into thousands of scholars. Because they work at the wallet level, their tech works in every game, right out of the box, seamlessly.
Currently, they are looking to enable the next institutional-fund-sized web3 gaming enterprises across creator guilds, play-to-earn guilds, and competitive esports brands as they deploy into new web3 games.
Thanks to this interdisciplinary approach, they offer value to every part of the web3 gaming space: players, guilds, and contributors. To achieve this, Kapital DAO has one of the most professional teams in the industry with broad experience across financial institutions like Goldman Sachs, and also blockchain and tech projects like Hivemind, DAOVentures, and Playground Labs.
Their deep industry experience and guild management helped them evolve with the ecosystem; we are impressed by how they have scaled their service, with tens of thousands of active scholars. They enable trustless delegation of all guild operations back to community members so that players can focus on the game and admins can focus on capital deployment — building separate competencies and driving guild specialization.
Unlockd and Kapital DAO will start sharing insights on developing NFT infrastructure with the objective of, together, becoming one of the engines that will power the growth of the blockchain gaming industry from the inside.
“This collaboration is a way for the Kapital DAO and Unlockd to support web3 gaming organizations as they look to scale. Unlockd opens up financial opportunities for organizations to gather funds to scale and the Kapital DAO can help them operate the gaming assets they purchase at any scale.”
— @youngestkimchi, Head of Partnerships at Kapital DAO
Tools to help guilds manage operations and scale
On the protocol side, Kapital DAO allows anyone to easily set up and manage a web3 gaming guild.
With a strong focus on becoming the key asset management solution for guilds and NFT funds, they have developed a strong set of tools that allow guilds to securely outsource admin work and focus on growing the community and player experience.
This is really aligned with our Unlockd philosophy of providing opportunities and helping all NFT users to improve capital efficiency and manage their portfolios in a smart way with extra liquidity.
The Kapital DAO team has always stayed ahead of the game, constantly identifying and integrating new games following a game-agnostic approach, integrating all blue-chip games, and introducing new games rapidly. In fact, they are building an innovative developer SDK to permit games to list themselves, focusing on a self-service tool to enable all games to easily connect with their platform.
This is the key to scalability, a goal that we at Unlockd share in order for the NFT industry to start growing exponentially.
But there’s more: they are also changing the rules of the game regarding charging and financing.
The Kapital DAO takes a very small portion of the treasury tokens of newly incorporated DAOs built using their tooling functions. This creates the right incentives and aligns the utility of the Kapital DAO engineers with those new DAOs to ensure that updates, growth, and support are executed well.
At Unlockd, we are also working with game developers and protocol engineers to create new opportunities for web3 games, like ‘buy-now-pay-later’ solutions. We are thrilled to see the NFT infrastructure industry developing and we believe that platforms like Kapital DAO that constantly integrate users, guilds and games to provide solutions that optimize their efficiency will continue to thrive.
On our way to becoming a foundational hub of NFT liquidity for protocols, communities, investors, DAOs and users, having the support and expertise of integration experts such as the Kapital DAO team will be an edge that will allow us to fast-track our integration with new protocols.
Who knows the needs of a guild better than a guild?
On the gaming guild side, they are one of the most advanced guilds in the blockchain gaming ecosystem.
Kapital DAO has a really strong and engaged community of over 50,000 members, with experts across all domains: esports, content, moderation, streaming, and a variety of vanguard industry areas.
This provides them with an incredible advantage as they can test their own solutions and run in-depth user testing, knowing what games are more likely to succeed and which are the right automation and services that will solve critical problems.
As Unlockd is a project that has not yet been tested by a large user base, we are very uncertain about how our target will behave and, especially, how their needs will evolve. Fortunately, we have the help and expertise of Kapital DAO, whose rapid iteration innovation process has yielded invaluable results and conclusions that will help us refine our go-to-market strategy focused on GameFi and virtual landlords.
In terms of project growth, thanks to their strong funding and the launch of their token, they will have sufficient runway to fund exciting new features and keep growing their team and innovating.
The Unlockd team is excited to see how they leverage scalable tech and industry partnerships to power growth and innovation across the board, and we are very proud to be able to make our NFT liquidity tools available to Kapital DAO.
The non-dilutive capital they and their users can obtain, sourced through NFT-backed loans, will not only help the Kapital DAO guild to expand operations in a sustainable way but will also serve to jointly pilot new solutions and explore together the potential of NFT finance.
Unlockd is the decentralized cross-chain protocol that provides democratized NFT liquidity and utility for Gaming, Art, Metaverse and DeFi digital assets.
Unlockd provides instant NFT-backed loans and enables seamless cross-chain borrowing and lending. With Unlockd, borrowers can maximize the return on their NFTs keeping the utility of their collateral, and lenders can earn high yields providing liquidity to our pools.
About Kapital DAO
The Kapital DAO is the leading provider of web3 gaming asset management tech, enabling full delegation/scholarship of gaming assets to sub-managers and players (including gaming assets that do not have native “scholarship” functions).
The protocol is already live with multiple guilds scaling into thousands of scholars. Because their work at the wallet level, their tech works in every game, right out of the box, seamlessly.